The Lending Library

Grit and Diamonds

The Ascent of Woman

Spend some time browsing our bookshelves and you’ll be amazed by what you find.

We are home to ‘hard to find anywhere else’ books by, for and about women.

From pioneering artists, explorers and political activists to fiction and poetry from Scotland and all around the world, our lending library will have something to spark your curiosity.

The Female Eunuch

Our Body Ourselves

Alongside well-known feminist classics such as Germaine Greer’s The Female Eunuch you’ll find books on the Suffragettes, lesbian history, religion, spirituality, film, art, photography…the list goes on!

We have a wonderful selection of biographies of well-known and unsung heroines which highlight the incredible achievements of women throughout history.

Browse our online catalogue or pop into the library and browse our shelves: you can borrow books for free by joining the Library.

Not sure where to start? Take a look at our Reading Ideas, and see what Library staff, volunteers and borrowers are recommending.

Help us grow our collection

All of our books have been donated over the past 25 years by our library users and supporters. Find out more about how to donate books to the library.